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Tag: Transportation

Commute-Case: It’s a Briefcase, It’s a Scooter

Commute-Case: It’s a Briefcase, It’s a Scooter
If you’ve fallen flat on your face one too many times while attempting to ride a Segway, then the Commute-Case may or may not be the right method of transportation for you.…
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You Must Pay Attention to the Road in Order to Drive this Car

You Must Pay Attention to the Road in Order to Drive this Car
So many people end up in car accidents every year. One of the common reasons was because the driver wasn’t paying enough attention. Some apparently can’t let go of their smartphones when they’re on the road,…
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Skytran Magnetically Levitating Mass Transit System: The Future is Coming to Tel Aviv

Skytran Magnetically Levitating Mass Transit System: The Future is Coming to Tel Aviv
There aren’t that many maglev trains in operation yet (one is currently operating in Shanghai, China and another is in Japan). There have been skytrains and monorails before, but this is the world’s first magnetically levitating…
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Drones to Monitor Highways and Hand out Speeding Tickets (NOT)

Drones to Monitor Highways and Hand out Speeding Tickets (NOT)
Personally, I hate speed cameras, especially the new mobile ones that are hard to spot. Now, can you imagine drones flying all over the place and handing out speeding tickets if you go over the limit?…
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Boxx Electric Bike is as Small as Basic Transportation Gets

Boxx Electric Bike is as Small as Basic Transportation Gets
City life is tough. Sure, you can walk most anywhere you want or take a cab, but having your own mode of transport gives you a bit of freedom. But cars are expensive. Bikes are good,…
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China Working on High-Speed Train That Can Hit 310 MPH… on Rails

China Working on High-Speed Train That Can Hit 310 MPH… on Rails
The fastest train that I’ve been in is Taiwan’s High Speed Rail and it went about 190 mph. That’s pretty fast for a land-based vehicle if you ask me. You can basically get from one end…
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Scooter + Bike = Scoobike

Scooter + Bike = Scoobike
I learned how to ride a bike pretty late in life (not sure if I can say that I really know how to “ride” one – “wobble” is more like it.) So when I’m tired of…
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Train Casemod is Off the Rails

Train Casemod is Off the Rails
Over the years, I’ve written about a wide variety of computer casemods based on vehicles ranging from cars, to motorcycles, to tanks, to spaceships. But this is the first mod I’ve seen with a computer built…
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Michael Jelinek’s Vehicle Concepts: Are Pod Racers the Future of Transportation?

Michael Jelinek’s Vehicle Concepts: Are Pod Racers the Future of Transportation?
Even though I saw Star Wars Episode I: Phantom Menace a few times, it remains my everyone’s least favorite Star Wars movie. That being said, it had some redeeming qualities, like Darth Maul and the pod…
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Japanese Maglev Train to Run at 313 MPH!

Japanese Maglev Train to Run at 313 MPH!
The crazy cats in Japan have all sorts of cool gear that we will never see in the US. One of the coolest technological accomplishments in my book is the high-speed bullet trains that can cruise…
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Real Hoverbike in the Works: Just Don’t Fall Off

Real Hoverbike in the Works: Just Don’t Fall Off
When I think of the concept of a hoverbike, what comes to mind is those speeder bikes from the Star Wars saga. You know the ones that the Scout troopers use on Endor in Return of…
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EDWARD, aka Electric Diwheel with Active Rotation Damping (and no Gerbiling)

EDWARD, aka Electric Diwheel with Active Rotation Damping (and no Gerbiling)
There are lots of ways to get around town, but I’m pretty sure that most of us have never driven around in an electric diwheel transportation device. Nope, didn’t think so. EDWARD (which stands for Electric…
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Geely McCar: Electric Car Has Electric Scooter in the Trunk

Geely McCar: Electric Car Has Electric Scooter in the Trunk
Geely’s new McCar concept vehicle stuffs an electric scooter in the back. While this might sound like science-fiction, it’s actually going to be made. The main question will be if it’s going to be available in…
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WheelSurf Monocycle: Drive Inside the Wheel

WheelSurf Monocycle: Drive Inside the Wheel
Monocycles are quite popular in science fiction, cartoons and video games – General Grievous drove one, and the world of Gantz also had huge and menacing ones – but I never thought there were actually ones…
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Electric VeloMini Bike: Green and Geeky

Electric VeloMini Bike: Green and Geeky
If you are the sort that has to commute a relatively long distance each day, but you want to do that commute with a small and green bike you don’t have to pedal, the VeloMini could…
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If Skynet Made Bikes, the M55 Hybrid Would be It

If Skynet Made Bikes, the M55 Hybrid Would be It
Despite most popular opinions, I really liked the Terminator Salvation flick. My favorite machines in the movie were those cool motorcycles that Skynet built. I think if Skynet built bikes, the M55 Hybrid Bike would be…
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